Slips and falls might be funny on TV or in a comedy skit, but they are certainly no joke if you have been the victim of a serious fall, especially when that slip or fall could have been easily prevented. Many types of serious injuries result from slip and fall accidents, including acute back pain, paralysis, spinal cord damage, head injuries, broken bones or dislocated joints.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a slip or fall you know that it can be very physically painful on top of causing a lot of stress and worry. Unfortunately self-blame and embarrassment is a common problem for people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence or oversight in a premises liability slip or fall accident. Victims often do not want to cause someone else aggravation by filing a lawsuit, especially if that person is a neighbor.
But you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes or neglect. People or businesses that have been negligent with their properties should be held accountable, especially if the accident could repeat itself and harm another innocent person.
The slip and fall accident attorneys at Stewart, Murray and Associates Law Group (SMA Law Group) understand how frustrating and painful it is to be in a serious accident. We believe that people who cause others harm, even by sheer negligence or oversight, should be held responsible – especially when someone else’s health or life could be at risk if the problem is not rectified.
We are here to answer your questions and help you determine if you should file a premises liability claim against the property owner. We offer free consultations and we do not collect any out of pocket fees. We only get paid if you get paid.
Since Pittsburghers endure fairly long winters, it is common for people to neglect to properly remove snow and ice from their sidewalks. In addition, uneven sidewalks may also be to blame for a trip or fall accident. In the old suburban streets of Pittsburgh, where trees roots can spread and raise the pavement, dangerous sidewalk accidents are a very common problem.
A slip or fall accident may also be the result of other unsafe property conditions, such as broken railings or steps, insufficient lighting or dangerous decks.
Other types of premises liability slip and fall accidents may include:
Whether you have been injured on personal property or commercial property (supermarkets, hotels, parking lots, office buildings, restaurants, shopping malls, small businesses, venues, etc.) our attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide a free case evaluation. We do not collect any fees unless we win money for you.
We can also help if you have been injured due to a slip or fall at work.
In certain cases it may be unclear as to who is responsible for maintaining a property and therefore who is at fault for your accident. For instance, if a sidewalk is not cleared of ice or snow and it is personal property, it is the property owner’s responsibility. However, if the property is a commercial property or business, it may be the responsibility of the municipality or business to clear the sidewalk.
An injury from a slip or fall accident does not necessarily mean the property owner or business is to blame. First the property has to be proven to be unreasonably safe. And in order to prove fault, the plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew of the unsafe condition or should have reasonably known.
Taking pictures immediately of the unsafe area is a top priority in being able to prove the area was unsafe.
If you have been seriously injured from a slip or fall accident that has cost you medical bills or time off from work, call our accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Our goal is to get the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all premises liability slip and fall accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. We will give your case the personal attention you deserve and do every thing possible to get money for your injuries.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will conduct an extensive investigation into the accident, collecting evidence as needed to present a strong and winnable case.
We are aggressive and compassionate accident attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA who understand your rights and how to fight for the money you deserve. Our attorneys are not just here to collect a paycheck – we are here to make a difference. Contact us today.
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.